The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 80 87 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Permanent jobs citing SLA 212 211 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.15% 2.88% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.62% 31.68% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 162 157 137
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
SLA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
650 666 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.67% 9.07% 7.78%
Number of salaries quoted 527 545 433
Average salary £39,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Salary Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in the North West

SLA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +34 119 £31,000 - 12
Cheshire -26 37 £26,500 -22.05% 11
Merseyside +1 24 £70,000 +27.27% 2
Cumbria +3 20 £32,500 -31.57% 2
Lancashire +12 12 £17,500 -20.45% 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 187 (47.34%) ITIL
2 149 (37.72%) Windows
3 133 (33.67%) Microsoft
4 113 (28.61%) Service Delivery
5 98 (24.81%) Finance
6 83 (21.01%) SQL
7 82 (20.76%) MS Excel
8 72 (18.23%) Service Management
9 68 (17.22%) SQL Server
10 63 (15.95%) Active Directory
10 63 (15.95%) VMware
11 57 (14.43%) Cisco
11 57 (14.43%) MS Office
12 56 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
13 50 (12.66%) Project Management
14 48 (12.15%) Change Management
15 47 (11.90%) Telecoms
15 47 (11.90%) Security Cleared
16 45 (11.39%) Windows 7
17 44 (11.14%) MS Exchange
18 42 (10.63%) WAN
18 42 (10.63%) Firewall
19 41 (10.38%) Disaster Recovery
19 41 (10.38%) Mentoring
20 40 (10.13%) Change Control
20 40 (10.13%) Incident Management
21 38 (9.62%) Oracle
22 37 (9.37%) DNS
22 37 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
23 36 (9.11%) TCP/IP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (11.14%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.10%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.30%) Lync
3 17 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (3.04%) Oracle Application Server
4 12 (3.04%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.27%) IIS
5 5 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.27%) NetWeaver
5 5 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.25%) WorkSite
Applications
1 82 (20.76%) MS Excel
2 57 (14.43%) MS Office
3 7 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.01%) MS Project
6 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (4.81%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.27%) Sage 50
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.76%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.76%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle AGIS
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.51%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.04%) Office 365
3 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.63%) WAN
1 42 (10.63%) Firewall
2 37 (9.37%) DNS
3 36 (9.11%) TCP/IP
3 36 (9.11%) LAN
4 31 (7.85%) VPN
5 29 (7.34%) DHCP
6 26 (6.58%) VoIP
6 26 (6.58%) Wireless
7 19 (4.81%) Internet
8 15 (3.80%) SAN
9 13 (3.29%) PBX
10 12 (3.04%) VLAN
11 11 (2.78%) Broadband
11 11 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (2.53%) NAS
13 9 (2.28%) Network Security
14 8 (2.03%) Intranet
14 8 (2.03%) MPLS
14 8 (2.03%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (4.81%) Oracle Database
6 15 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (3.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 13 (3.29%) Oracle9i Database
9 12 (3.04%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 8 (2.03%) DB2
11 7 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.76%) SAP BW
14 3 (0.76%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) MSI
1 2 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.25%) Toad
2 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (24.81%) Finance
2 47 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.57%) Retail
4 18 (4.56%) Banking
5 16 (4.05%) Back Office
6 13 (3.29%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.28%) Legal
9 7 (1.77%) Publishing
10 6 (1.52%) Billing
10 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.01%) Marketing
12 3 (0.76%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.51%) Local Government
13 2 (0.51%) Games
13 2 (0.51%) Law
14 1 (0.25%) Front Office
14 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 75 (18.99%) Analyst
2 62 (15.70%) Service Manager
3 34 (8.61%) Support Engineer
4 29 (7.34%) Team Leader
5 24 (6.08%) Service Analyst
5 24 (6.08%) Support Analyst
6 23 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (5.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 22 (5.57%) IT Services Manager
8 21 (5.32%) Administrator
8 21 (5.32%) Delivery Manager
9 20 (5.06%) Services Delivery Manager
10 17 (4.30%) IT Support
11 14 (3.54%) Network Engineer
12 13 (3.29%) DBA
12 13 (3.29%) Oracle DBA
13 12 (3.04%) Developer
13 12 (3.04%) Desktop Support
13 12 (3.04%) Support Team Leader
13 12 (3.04%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.06%) Web Services
2 19 (4.81%) .NET
3 14 (3.54%) HTML
4 10 (2.53%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.77%) CSS
5 7 (1.77%) SAP Basis
5 7 (1.77%) HTML5
5 7 (1.77%) AngularJS
5 7 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (1.27%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.01%) WinForms
8 3 (0.76%) LINQ
8 3 (0.76%) EDI
9 2 (0.51%) COM
9 2 (0.51%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.25%) Middleware
10 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.57%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.06%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.04%) Clustering
5 11 (2.78%) Statistics
5 11 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.77%) NHS
8 6 (1.52%) Replication
9 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.01%) AS400
10 4 (1.01%) Life Science
11 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.76%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.76%) iSeries
11 3 (0.76%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.51%) Social Media
12 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 149 (37.72%) Windows
2 45 (11.39%) Windows 7
3 35 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (8.10%) Linux
5 31 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (5.57%) UNIX
8 21 (5.32%) Windows XP
9 20 (5.06%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.04%) AIX
10 12 (3.04%) Solaris
11 11 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (2.28%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (47.34%) ITIL
2 113 (28.61%) Service Delivery
3 72 (18.23%) Service Management
4 50 (12.66%) Project Management
5 48 (12.15%) Change Management
6 41 (10.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 41 (10.38%) Mentoring
7 40 (10.13%) Change Control
7 40 (10.13%) Incident Management
8 37 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (6.58%) CRM
10 25 (6.33%) Problem Management
11 24 (6.08%) Time Management
12 23 (5.82%) Business Continuity
13 22 (5.57%) Coaching
14 21 (5.32%) Performance Monitoring
15 20 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (5.06%) PRINCE2
16 19 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (21.01%) SQL
2 12 (3.04%) C#
3 8 (2.03%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.27%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.01%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.01%) Java
6 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.76%) RPG
7 2 (0.51%) R
8 1 (0.25%) Lua
Qualifications
1 47 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.10%) Degree
3 31 (7.85%) SC Cleared
4 29 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (6.84%) CCNA
6 25 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (6.33%) MCP
7 24 (6.08%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (3.54%) MCSE
8 14 (3.54%) MCSA
9 9 (2.28%) MCITP
10 8 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.52%) CCNP
11 6 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.27%) MBA
13 4 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.51%) MCDST
14 2 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.51%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.77%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.01%) QA
3 4 (1.01%) HL7
4 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (15.95%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.29%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (2.78%) Terminal Server
6 7 (1.77%) vSphere
7 4 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (1.01%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.01%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.76%) Firmware
9 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.25%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (3.29%) Oracle RMAN
1 13 (3.29%) Data Guard
2 7 (1.77%) SCCM
2 7 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.27%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.27%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.76%) SCOM
5 2 (0.51%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.51%) OpenView
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) Foglight
6 1 (0.25%) WSUS
6 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 133 (33.67%) Microsoft
2 63 (15.95%) VMware
3 57 (14.43%) Cisco
4 38 (9.62%) Oracle
5 28 (7.09%) HP
5 28 (7.09%) Citrix
6 19 (4.81%) IBM
7 17 (4.30%) SAP
7 17 (4.30%) Avaya
8 16 (4.05%) Blue Coat
9 13 (3.29%) Juniper
9 13 (3.29%) Dell
10 12 (3.04%) Sun
11 10 (2.53%) F5
12 9 (2.28%) Riverbed
13 8 (2.03%) Veeam
13 8 (2.03%) Hitachi
13 8 (2.03%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.03%) Symantec
14 7 (1.77%) SolarWinds
Colne, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
WEX Europe Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,700 per annum Car Allowance £8,400, Bonus, Pension, Healthca
Posted: 8 days ago
Nantwich
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £41,000 per annum Up to £41,000
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
My Dentist
Posted: 17 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 per annum + £20,000 after 3 months
Posted: 18 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Macclesfield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £28,000 - £35,000 DOE
Posted: 23 days ago